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« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2020, 07:15:05 AM »

yep back into it ,bloody hot and sweaty ,cant wait till winter,as you know there is a great deal to follow on now ,after final paint on doors ,then assemble all hardware back into doors ,then the door seals ,windlacing,along with scuff plates and floor covering,then seats ..
I'll get some tips here from you guys who have done all this before..my plan with the doors is ..
1.exterior stainless trim,key lock and exterior door handle first .
2. sound DEDNA sheet inside door .
3.1/4 window seal and glass.cut and prefit bailey channel to divider first .
4. fit balance of glass chanel and guides and glass .
5. Fit door lock mechanism ,lock button and rod.inside door handle mechanism..
6.fit glass lifter mechanism and winder .
7.fit door to car ,we have pre marked positions.
8. fit door card and handles..
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« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2020, 05:03:46 PM »

Door lock mechanism number one. Has to be in before window glass goes in and before external lock.
My personal preference is to fit door to car first and then fit components later. Just so door is firm and you have something solid to push against.

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« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2020, 06:21:51 PM »

Makes the door lighter and easier to handle too Ken.

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« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2020, 07:27:36 AM »

just the procedure tips I am looking for ,thanks heaps gents ..yesterday we started to block flatten the undercoat on doors ,Steve sprays a "splutter" of black on the grey and then sands out all the tiny little blemishes with 1500 ,then uses a sheet like a scour pad ,if you shut your eyes and feel its like running your fingers over glass ..the whole car so far is done this way ,but I haven't mentioned that here before ,so now its the bonnet and its in good shape ,the guards have more work in them but we will get there ,the panel holders further back in this thread ,we take off the uprights ,bolt the guard on the top crossrail and rotate till its on the flat ,makes work easier ,cheers Vern .
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« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2020, 08:53:00 AM »

sorry not 1500 ,that's too fine he uses 600..Im a poor paint prep apprentice...Vern
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« Reply #105 on: February 07, 2020, 12:02:46 PM »

Was gunna say vern

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« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2020, 07:29:16 AM »

Gents ..The India Ivory was done on all 4 doors on Monday ..The Dominion Maroon was done on the 2 front doors yesterday ,we plan to finish the 2 back doors today ...Vern ..
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« Reply #107 on: February 17, 2020, 09:33:54 AM »


Update from Vern 17 Feb 2020

.... final coat ,cheers Vern ...

 
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« Reply #108 on: February 17, 2020, 07:43:48 PM »

Lovely fellas.


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« Reply #109 on: February 20, 2020, 10:16:05 AM »

Looking good Vern Smiley
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« Reply #110 on: February 29, 2020, 09:28:00 AM »

Update from Vern 29 Feb 2020

Progress on the FC Special sedan ..All hardware is back in doors ,winders and locks all work ,glass goes up and down,
Had the sway straps re made in leather ,arm rests re covered in vinyl , door cards re done also ..had a problem with bailey channel ,Old Auto Rubbers have a new version which they kindly replaced mine with ,
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« Reply #111 on: February 29, 2020, 10:01:19 PM »

Looking  great Vern   Loving the paint work as well.  What paint brands are you using Huh
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« Reply #112 on: March 01, 2020, 07:14:13 AM »

Cam ..We are using PPG 2 pack ...India Ivory  ...Dominion Maroon ..I posted the paint shop formula on this forum ..Vern ..
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« Reply #113 on: March 14, 2020, 10:24:40 AM »

Update from Vern 14 Mar 2020

Just a little up date , with a before and after ,doors will be next ,horn rim and few bits .. thx Vern .

 
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« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2020, 11:23:14 AM »

Wow what a change ..  looking great...
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« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2020, 02:58:40 PM »

beautiful Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2020, 09:33:39 AM »

Lovely vern

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« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2020, 08:02:54 AM »

Gents ..An update ,been to exhaust centre ,the system that came with the car has been fitted correctly , doors have been hung and adjusted ,wheel alignment done ,Vern ..
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« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2020, 08:29:21 PM »

Looks great Vern.
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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2020, 10:33:34 AM »

Update from Vern 23 Apr 2020

some images of the conversion of oil bath air cleaner to paper element type ..firstly cut the top cover off the wire mesh holder 12mm from underside of top cover ,cut a solid circle of metal sheet just a tad more than the cut frame ,drill a centred hole for wing nut post ,weld the cut lid to underside of top ..If all happy at this point then go ahead and order Ryco A92 air filter element ,fits nicely in oil pan in base  ,then a piece of tube about 1/2 id , cut a cross slot 10mm deep to fit over the cross brace in base of cleaner body, cut to length, weld on flat washer to keep top level, to achieve overall length to allow just a bit of crush on filter cut slot further in the spacer tube..

   
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